Sixteen-year-old Jesse Love of Menlo Park, Calif., opened up his bid for a second consecutive championship in the ARCA Menards Series West on Friday, finishing sixth at Phoenix Raceway.
Driving the No.16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Love was the highest finishing full-time West driver in the combined event with the ARCA Menards Series. Phoenix was the site for Love’s championship win as it served as the 2020 finale last November.
Bill McAnally Racing teammate Derek Kraus finished fifth, passing Love on a one-lap dash to the finish in the No.19 NGK Spark Plugs Toyota Camry. Kraus won the series championship in 2019 driving the No.16 for NAPA AUTO PARTS.
BMR hosted a large group of guests from the NAPA Distribution Center in Phoenix through a BBB Industries sales event. NGK VIP crew members were also in attendance at the event.
Kraus visited NAPA AUTO PARTS Stores in Phoenix on Thursday as well.
Start / Finish: 11 / 6
Points Earned: 38
Points Standing / Total: 6th / 38 pts.
Next Race: June 5, General Tire 200, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. (2.52-Mile Road Course)
How to Watch or Listen: Live on TrackPass and tape-delay on NBCSN
Based in Roseville, California, Bill McAnally Racing fields multiple teams in the ACRA Menards Series (formally NASCAR K&N Pro Series), including the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driven by Gio Scelzi. The team has amassed a record 99 wins and nine championships, with four of those titles earned in the last five years.